One of the best lenses I have ever used

Started Nov 30, 2021 | User reviews thread
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Jeep_Joseph
Jeep_Joseph Contributing Member • Posts: 618
One of the best lenses I have ever used
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So, how do I begin this review?  I guess I will start by saying I have used hundreds of lenses. Some sucked such as the Sigma 70-300 dg macro, some were decent lkke the canon 17-40 f4l, and some were amazing like the Leitz Wetzlar 24-90, nikon 120-300 2.8 fl, the 400 2.8 fl and the 135 Sonnar. This little 1500 dollar 50mm f2 is still one of the best lenses I have ever used. It blows my 25mm 2.8 zf.2 distagon out of the water. This lens is beautiful. I got caught in pouring rain, but with the weathersealing and improved build of the Milvus I wasn't concerned. And this lens has such a beautiful build that I keep gerting stopped by people so they can ask about it. It is so much fun to use, the focus ring is so smooth. It has buttery bokeh that will rival a Meyer Gorlitz. It has some of the best microcontrast and perceptual depth I have ever seen. It is an incredibly sharp lens, especially when you consider its 8 element and 6 group. And the close focusing distance is amazing.  There is a reason this old mf ais legacy 50mm f2 cost 1500 bucks. But what can I say, it's a Zeiss

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Zeiss Milvus 50mm F2 Macro
Macro prime lens • Canon EF, Nikon F (FX)
Announced: Sep 10, 2015
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